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Holding the World in Our Hearts

Here at Seed of Peace we feel deep sadness to hear of Russian 'special operations' in Ukraine, which appear to amount to an invasion. We feel tormented to see Ukrainian civilians being shelled and long for their safety. We long for Ukrainians to get the practical and emotional support they need to protect their country and their way of life. Our compassionate instinct encourages us to resonat...
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A vision of nations

From where I'm sitting, we're passengers in the longest car crash in history. It's more than two years since we heard the referendum result, while we were on a residential Nonviolent Communication weekend. The group, as usual, was strongly international. The weekend turned into a mourning circle, with Brits and non-Brits shedding tears over the loss of a sense of belonging to something larger....
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Rehumanizing Trump

  This is a hard post for me to write. Part of me resists the idea of seeing Donald Trump as a human being. It’s safer and easier to stay with the fear and derision I feel towards him. Shortly after Trump took office, I was on Skype to a liberal-leaning friend who lives on the East Coast. He was genuinely scared of what was happening to his country. I asked him, “Are you afraid that you’ll...
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Snap Election

A few weeks’ ago I found myself walking next to a middle-aged man who wanted to tell me something important about his experience. He told me that in all the discussions about Brexit, all the programmes and phone-ins that he’d listened to, one thing had never been acknowledged. He had never heard someone talk about losing a sense that they belong in their home town… losing a sense that they wer...
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